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2014-02-11 08:33:29

$10,000 prize awarded for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Scientists Without Borders, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders among patients in the developing world. Two winners, Veena S....

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

2012-07-17 06:26:41

CLEVELAND, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announced it is helping Scientists Without Borders(SM), in partnership with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, and DSM's nutrition think tank, Sight and Life, to find more sustainable packaging for micronutrient powders (MNPs). Scientists Without Borders and its partners have issued a challenge on NineSights(TM), NineSigma's...

2010-11-16 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- During its Seventh Annual Science & the City Gala last night, the New York Academy of Sciences named the awardees of the 2010 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, announced the establishment of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, and unveiled a $10,000 Scientists Without Borders challenge to solve a critical maternal nutrition problem in the developing world. In attendance were 400 global leaders from the fields of science,...

2010-11-15 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership led by The New York Academy of Sciences, unveiled today an open innovation challenge to address the critical malnutrition problem of folic acid deficiency in women of child-bearing age in the developing world, which contributes to high rates of infant mortality and birth defects. Scientists Without Borders will offer $10,000 in prizes for the most innovative ideas submitted by December 12,...

2010-09-24 11:23:00

UN General Assembly Event Stresses Need for Global Collaboration in Developing Science & Technology Solutions to Pressing Problems of the World's Poorest NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A solar-powered autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments in the field, a portable irrigation system that instantly converts saltwater to fresh water, and a bicycle converted to a corn sheller or cell-phone charger were among the innovative and inexpensive technologies introduced by...

2010-09-16 10:50:00

SEPT. 22 EVENT HOSTED BY USAID AND THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A forum focused on the use of innovative science and technology to solve development issues will be held on September 22, 2010, during the United Nations' General Assembly meetings in New York City. The Science, Technology and Innovation Forum is co-hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the New York Academy of Sciences. (Logo:...